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Handling and Understanding the Horse
     

Handling and Understanding the Horse

by Marcy and Tony Pavord
 

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This comprehensive guide covers all the things you need to know about horse care. Mining the combined experience of two dedicated and knowledgeable horse lovers, Handling and Understanding the Horse will help you avoid needless cost, anxiety, and heartache by teaching you how to form a relationship with your horse based on trust and harmony. All aspects of

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This comprehensive guide covers all the things you need to know about horse care. Mining the combined experience of two dedicated and knowledgeable horse lovers, Handling and Understanding the Horse will help you avoid needless cost, anxiety, and heartache by teaching you how to form a relationship with your horse based on trust and harmony. All aspects of understanding horses are explored, including:

The nature of the horse, its relationship with other horses and with humans
• Basic handling and safety on the ground
• Handling the horse for grooming and routine treatments
• Tack and equipment
• Loading and transport
• Basic riding
• The mare and the foal
• The stallion
• The problem horse

A trove of valuable hints and insightful advice, Handling and Understanding the Horse is a must-have for all horse lovers and will assure a successful and enjoyable relationship between you and your horse for years to come.

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Library Journal
Pavord, a freelance equestrian journalist, international candidate judge for endurance riding, and horse breeder and trainer, and husband Tony, a specialist in equine veterinary medicine, have written an excellent book on general horse care. Their text covers much ground: the nature of the horse, basic handling, grooming, equipment, basic riding, preparing for shows, breeding, and problem horses. Their advice is practical and easy to follow, although the authors use some British terms that might briefly confuse an American reader, such as head collar for halter and numnah for saddle pad. However, the 200-plus color photographs serve to counteract this small flaw. Recommended for all public libraries.--Patsy Gray, Huntsville P.L., AL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592283217
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Edition description:
First edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

Marcy Pavord is a freelance journalist, contributing to publications such as Horse and Rider, Riding, and Horse & Hound. She is also the author of several books, including Long Distance Riding, Horse and Stable Management, and Endurance: Start to Finish.

Tony Pavord is a consultant to a veterinary practice in South Wales, where he specializes in equine work.

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